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new cashmere scarf keeps shedding fluff - is that normal?

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I bought a new cashmere scarf. It keeps shedding fluff like crazy.

Is this normal for a cashmere scarf?

Will it stop doing that or is it always going to do that?
 

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How do I know if it's good quality or not if I buy it online?

Would an alpaca scarf shed too if it's low quality, or no?
 

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I was looking at some cashmere scarves in S5A - some shed like crazy, others - not at all. The ones that shed were made in China, iirc. Sale price was VERY close on both types of scarves - like $20 difference. All this to say that sometimes you really don't know what you're getting online

They were different types and maybe the shedding would stop - but I don't feel like risking it

Cheers
 

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Originally Posted by stylemeup
I bought a new cashmere scarf. It keeps shedding fluff like crazy. Is this normal for a cashmere scarf?
No, this is not normal for any scarf, no matter what the material. A tuft here and there is normal. More is not.
Will it stop doing that or is it always going to do that?
Eventually it will stop, but you wont have a scarf left when it does.
How do I know if it's good quality or not if I buy it online?
Generally unless its a brand name on discount you can expect to get what you pay for.
 

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cashmere does pill, and you do have to shave it, but shedding like crazy, sounds like a shit scarf.
 

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Originally Posted by fcuknu
cashmere does pill, and you do have to shave it, but shedding like crazy, sounds like a shit scarf.

Generally, a high quality woven cashmere should not pill either. Shedding tufts yes, pilling no. I have Alex Begg and Colombo scarves in use for two-three years which have no pilling whatsoever. Every now and then I have a slight tuft that may come off the scarf but thats about it.

Knitted garments might pill.
 

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